Thursday, December 26, 2013

Paper Smooches December Blog Hop–You Color My World!

 

Hello sweet friends!!

 

Happy day after Christmas!!  Hoping that you had as lovely a holiday as we did!  We just flew back from spending 10 days in Seattle with our family – it was heavenly!  We even got a little bit of snow!!  Now that I’m back, things should get back to normal on the ole’ blog.

 

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the Paper Smooches January release with you!  TEN new stamps and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase at 12:01 AM (EST) on January 1st.  It's CHA (trade show time) so the release is extra-big!  You’ll find them all HERE!

 

To add extra fun to our blog hop, we are offering up a prize!

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the Paper Smooches Blog.
  • The prize - a $25 gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the Paper Smooches Blog for your chance to win!  (You do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your chances!)
  • You have until midnight MST on Sunday, December 29th to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, December 30th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

Ashley Marcu
Betsy Veldman
Emily Leiphart
Erin Lincoln
Heidi Van Laar
JJ Bolton
Kalyn Kepner
Karolyn Loncon
Kim Kesti
Laura Bassen
Laurie Schmidlin
Mou Saha
Pamela Ho
Summer Fullerton
Teri Anderson

 

To increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop.
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop.
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop.

(Which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)

 

Karolyn - Positive Strokes BLOG HOP

 

Oh my goodness – paint splashes and strokes are so trendy right now!!  This project features the new paint stroke/splash set called Positive Strokes.  I wanted my paint strokes to be more boxie looking, so I stamped several strokes, side by side, using some torn masking tape and VersaMark ink.  I heat embossed each paint splotch with some fun embossing powder colors, and die cut a curve to give the look of the “world.”  The sentiment is from another new stamp set called Headliners.  Isn’t it yummy?!  Kim has asked me to do a video on how I created these splotchy looking paint strokes, and I most definitely will get that done – hopefully before the end of the week.

 

Well, friends, that’ll about do it for me today!  I’ve got some laundry and grocery shopping to do, so I’d better get my day started!  Enjoy the loveliness that my sweet teammates have created for you along the hop, and be sure to leave them some love.  Thanks so much for stopping by today – it always makes my day!

 

PRODUCTS USED:

STAMPS:  Positive Strokes and Headliners (Paper Smooches)

143 comments:

snappy scrappy said...

Fab...so colourful, love it!

Alanna said...

What a fun card. Can't wait to see your video for it.

Jessica said...

Love this awesome look!!!! Can't wait to see all the new goodies on the 1st!! :)

Jessica Yoder-Jones said...

Love the moxie fab card you made. Very colorful

Patricia Barber said...

Fantastic card, very bold with the vibrant colors! Looking forward to the video!

Patricia Barber said...

Fantastic card, very bold with the vibrant colors! Looking forward to the video!

SSR said...

Love the colors!

Barb said...

The card is so eat and colorful. Love it!

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

Gorgeous card!!!!

Samantha Mann said...

SO cool!!! love how you put a new spin on the paint strokes by making them look 'boxie!' genius!! and the colors against the black is so striking!! wow!

Sarah said...

Your card makes such a statement! Love it.

Jamie said...

What a fun card, Love it:) Merry Christmas!

cm said...

Gorgeous card; such a fabulous showcase of the new release! You and PS = perfect recipe for inspiration!
c

Cheryl H said...

I love love LOVE this.. so bright and vibrant!

~amy~ said...

Hello!
What a fun card with the paintbrush strokes...love the bright colors!!!!!

Sue D said...

Very fun and colorful!

Trish said...

Karolyn, your bold colors are a great fit with the sentiment. I love the way you curved it around the stamped panel!

jimlynn said...

SO creative and pretty. Loving those bright colors.
Lynn

Suzy said...

I don't like getting messy so these paint stroke stamps ROCK! lol!
Suzanne

Kailash said...

Love the bold trendy design!!

Kailash said...

Shared on Facebook too!!!

Iris said...

Love the colors on your bold and bright card.

isoscia at aol dot com

Iris said...

Tweeted
https://twitter.com/isoscia/status/416250754492424192

isoscia at aol dot com

Iris said...


Posted your hop on my Facebook page.
isoscia at aol dot com

Iris said...


Posted your hop on my sidebar.
http://theirisplace.blogspot.com


isoscia at aol dot com

Swh2013 said...

I was excited to see your card on the hop. Love that you embossed the paint splotches!

SueB said...

looking forward to that video; for now, thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!

Barbara Murphy said...

So awesome! I love the curved panel and sentiment. I'm looking forward to the video!

JanLee said...

Your card is fantastic! Love this technique!

Katherine said...

Such a fun card! Love the bright colours!

Suzanne K said...

Great design and love the colours. TFS

Marianne said...

Oh wow, love the bold colours and fun design!

Marianne said...

Also posted a link to the blog hop on my sidebar.

Jean Bullock said...

Well done. I love the bold graphic design you created and also the curve cut on the top cover. Really excellent.

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

Ooh, looks very interesting!

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

I Facebooked about your Hop on my blog's Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/ValByDesign

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

Tweeted about your Hop! https://twitter.com/ValByDesign/status/416289704703557632

Maureen Chandler said...

What a bright happy card - thanks so much for sharing!

Deborah said...

What a vibrant and elegant card well done

Kards by Karen said...

CAS,bright colors--what more do you need? Graeat job!

lostinpaper said...

Fantastic cheerful design! Happy holiday season Karolyn!

Indy said...

Bright and totally fun!

Indy said...

Shared on Facebook.

Indy said...

Tweeted about Giveaway.

Victoria H. said...

Oh so bright and beautiful! I love the bright colors on the black, the fun paint strokes, and the fantastic stpentiment!

Diane Stricker said...

Nice card. Commented on facebook about blog hop.

Celine Blacow said...

This is lovely, I adore the use of the bright colours against the black. Really stunning!

Ariana Garber said...

Love the bold colors!

Janis said...

Wonderful technique with amazing effect!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Janis said...

Tweeted abt your giveaway!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Kathy H said...

This is super creative Karolyn! Great card!

Sharon Bottini said...

What a beautiful card. I love the paint strokes. I can't wait to see your video. I posted on Facebook @ Sharon Perkins Bottini.
I also posted the Blog Hop on Twitter https://twitter.com/SBLina1/status/416325749256093696

Amy McCue said...

I love the bright colors of the paint swipes!

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

My blog, ValByDesign.com, has a Paper Smooches card posted today, and I also mentioned the blog hop on it! http://www.valbydesign.com/paper-smooches-royal-cuteness-valentine/

Larissa Heskett said...

Wow!! This is such a FUN card!! I LOVE the different embossing powders and the FUN Design!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

Tricia said...

Love your card, Karolyn! those colors are so yummy!

cghundley said...

How cute and I do
like the squarish
look of this. Will
be watching for your
video.
Carla from Utah

Nora N. said...

I LOVE how you used the bright Zing powders on the dark card. So fabulous!!

Pat King said...

Love the colors in this card! Mentioned the blog hop on Facebook and Twitter.

Patty said...

Very fun card!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a fun, bold card! I love how you grouped the strokes together, so cool!

Miriam Prantner said...

I shared on FB about the hop.

Miriam Prantner said...

And I tweeted about the hop: https://twitter.com/MiriamPrantner/status/416379608481558528

Kelly B. said...

Can't wait to see all the new goodies!

Cristine said...

Love this colorful card!! Thanks for sharing!

Colleen said...

What a fun colorful card you made, thanks for sharing it.

Stephanie said...

Very bold card!

Milan L said...

Such bright beautiful colors, thanks for sharing.

craftymom205 said...

Cool card.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Lisa Petrella said...

Love that collection of colorful paint strokes! What a super fun card!!!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Oh - this is beautiful! LOVE the bright pops of color, and the curved sentiment!!!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Mary-Anne V said...

This looks great with the bold embossed colours and the curved lines.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love the bright colors. TFS

Karenladd said...

So fun! LOVE this stamp set!

Karenladd said...

shared on FB as Karen Ladd

Karenladd said...

tweeted! https://twitter.com/karenladd/status/416428099425669120

Cara said...

Love the bright colors!

Torrie said...

I like the bold colors you used.

Carmen M. said...

Love it... Colorful and just fun.

Billie A said...

Love the colorful swatches and the embossing. Great sentiment to go with it. Love it.

Sandra said...

Bravo!
Great card!
Sandra ltb

SHartl said...

This is so fun and colorful and I love the sentiment

SHartl said...

I shared this on FB as Shannon Hart

SHartl said...

I also tweeted it! https://twitter.com/Shartl/status/416442556839247873

SHartl said...

I also tweeted it! https://twitter.com/Shartl/status/416442556839247873

mandalj said...

fabulous bright colours, love it!

luvhymns said...

Terrific card! And a new in stamp to want or drool over!

Lee said...

Fun card!

Shirley A. said...

Perfect for the near teen grandson's birthday! Great colors.

Terri E. said...

Great new paint swatches.

Judy Tuck said...

Loving both of these new stamp sets. Such a happy card!

Marie said...

So cool =) TFS!

Connie said...

Darling card. I'm new, but I'm hooked! Can't wait. Thanks for the chance.

grandmato19 said...

Love the paint strokes -- the colors are so bright!

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, I love your use of colour!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOOOOOOOOVE your bright colors! I must get those embossing powders ASAP! FUN card <3

MaryAnn said...

super card!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Love your colorful strokes and the yummy sentiment! Lovely card! TFS

conil said...

Boy, did you nail this one. That card is awesome. Love the embossing in color and the curve on the mat and sentiment. Gorgeous. Facebooked, tweeted and blogged about the hop.

Rene Stansell said...

Wow, I love the paint stroke look.
Rene from OZ xo

karenelr said...

Oh my goodness--how fabulous! I am so glad Kim asked you to do a tutorial how you created the look--so colorful and exciting about both of those new stamp sets coming!! Yay!

karenelr said...

I also tweeted about the blog hop!

Celeste Goff said...

Love all of the bright, pretty brush strokes juxtaposed against the black background. Definitely has impact! Thank you for sharing.

Cathy said...

This is a very fun card!! I really need to dig out my Zing collection again! Thanks for sharing.

Laurie said...

I love your card and all the new stuff! :)

Laurie said...

I love your card and all the new stuff! :)

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

very cool card - love the colors
thanks for sharing

Barb Housner

Robin B. said...

Gorgeous card! I love the sentiment and variety of colors.

Amy C. said...

What a lovely and creative card!

Mary-Anne V said...

I posted on FB about the hop.

Valerie Wood said...

Love the color and the shine! Very cool card.

canadian_liner said...

Your card certainly coloured MY world (which is all shades of grey and white right now, up in Canada). Love those bright, zingy splotches!

Dawn said...

Karolyn, what a lively card! The Positive Strokes stamps look amazing! Dawn Y.

Cynthia said...

Wow, love the bold color strokes! I posted about the hop on my blog and FB.

Kim Ross said...

Your card is so bold & bright! I really like the new brushstrokes set! This is going to be one killer release, isn't it? :)

Kim Ross said...

Adding another comment because I blogged about this blog hop.

Kim Ross said...

Adding another comment because I posted about this blog hop on Facebook.

Kim Ross said...

And yet another comment because I Tweeted about this blog hop.

Sheri said...

Oh I love this! So bright and colorful.

Karen Haman said...

Cool card! Love those embossed paint strokes!

frommycraftroom said...

Great bold paint splodges/strokes. Thanks.

Ellie Fraser said...

Love that paint strokes set. So on trend and so effective. A definite must have.

Mary-Anne V said...

I posted on my Flickr account (blog). http://www.flickr.com/photos/74238397@N06/11596550516/

Clemente Batan said...

What a colorful card. I can't wait to see your video.

Kristie Goulet said...

What a fun, trendy card. Love it.

Tracie Pond said...

love the uniqueness of your creation!

Barbara said...

Love your card. It is original and so cheerful!

Susan Block said...

I just love the embossing! Great card!

IamUniquelyImperfect said...

Oh my goodness, I love your card, the colors are fabulous. Love the layout too! tfs I posted on fb and twitter about the hop. tfs Patricia B

Megan McDonald said...

very cool

Mary Locke said...

So bright and pretty

Kathy S said...

Very cool and colorful card.

Tiffany G said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your card!! You def. have to do a video on how you did the paint splotches b/c they are too neat!! I love all the bright colors you used! And that sentiment is beautiful as well!! Love it all!! Great job!! :)

Tiffany G said...

I facebooked about the hop!!

Tiffany G said...

I also tweeted about the hop!!

Angel said...

I love the embossed paint strokes, very fun.

Diane said...

What a fun and colorful card. Thanks for sharing.

Isha Gupta said...

Love this colorful card. Perfect to make anyone's day! TFS

Olessya K said...

Wow, so vibrant! Love the paint strokes!

Kanan Pandya said...

Love all the bright colors and trendy design of your card, thanks for sharing it. :-)

Geri said...

THIS CARD IS AWESOME!!! I was 100% sure it was DP at first glance!

Please, PLEASE do share a how-to video with us! This is amazing!!!

Kari V. said...

Beautiful card! So creative with the paint splotches!

Irene Grau said...

Too cute! Thanks for sharing!

 
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